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Africa digital payments: telco spin-offs to forge more listed investment options

A combination of poor financial inclusion and growing mobile phone penetration (including smartphones) has made Africa a promising environment for the growth of mobile money and, more broadly, innovation in digital payments services. Partly due to th...
Tellimer Research Rahul
Rahul Shah @ Tellimer Research 13 April 2021
Africa digital payments: telco spin-offs to forge more listed investment options
Africa digital payments: telco spin-offs to forge more listed investment options

Safaricom continues to dominate – latest statistics

Kenya's communications authority has released its quarterly statistics for the period to the end of December. Although the average minute of use per subscriber also increased above our estimate to c92 minutes/month, we expect the impact on Safaricom’...
Tellimer Research Ayobami
Ayobami Omole @ Tellimer Research 9 April 2021
Safaricom continues to dominate – latest statistics
Safaricom continues to dominate – latest statistics

Kenya banks: Regulator ends Covid restructuring regulations, as expected

The Central Bank of Kenya announced that it will not be extending the regulations allowing restructuring of loans. The end of this allowance was expected, in our view. Central Bank of Kenya estimates NPL ratios to peak at 16% in June 2021, a better o...
Tellimer Research Faith
Faith Mwangi @ Tellimer Research 1 April 2021

Kenya: New Covid lockdown dims outlook for banks in Q2

According to latest data from the Central Bank of Kenya, banks' NPL ratio increased to 14.5% in February 2021 from 14.1% in December 2020, pointing to expected asset quality weakness for our covered banks, which account for over 60% of total industry...
Tellimer Research Faith
Faith Mwangi @ Tellimer Research 31 March 2021
Kenya: New Covid lockdown dims outlook for banks in Q2
Kenya: New Covid lockdown dims outlook for banks in Q2

Safaricom first to bring 5G to East Africa

Safaricom recently rolled out its 5G network in Kenya, after trials and regulatory approvals, making it the first operator to launch commercially in Kenya and only the third in Sub-Saharan Africa – MTN and Vodacom have launched in South Africa. Since...
Tellimer Research Ayobami
Ayobami Omole @ Tellimer Research 29 March 2021
Safaricom first to bring 5G to East Africa
Safaricom first to bring 5G to East Africa

The top 10 investment insights on emerging market fintech

Tellimer Research Rahul
Rahul Shah @ Tellimer Research 26 March 2021
The top 10 investment insights on emerging market fintech
The top 10 investment insights on emerging market fintech